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Trains from Edinburgh to Newcastle take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, and this route offers passengers scenic views of the Northumberland coastline. Head off from the centrally-located Edinburgh Waverley Station through the pretty English towns of Seahouses, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Ashington until you reach Newcastle Central Station. Aptly named for its location, this station caters to the needs of visitors looking to explore the city and its numerous attractions.
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Travelling to Newcastle
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Travelling from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Newcastle is famous for several reasons, from its sporting reputation and shopping opportunities to its culture and entertainment venues. Celebrated for its nightlife, many people take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle to enjoy a night on the town. From the large choice of bars and clubs in the Quayside area to catching a show at the Theatre Royal; Newcastle is a great destination for everyone from families and couples to groups of friends.
Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Newcastle?
Yes, CrossCountry trains can take you directly from Newcastle to Edinburgh Waverley without the need to make any stops or changes.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Edinburgh to Newcastle?
CrossCountry trains from Edinburgh to Newcastle offer passengers a variety of on-board amenities. You can choose between a variety of seating options, tables with electric points and dedicated space to store bags. Our catering carriages serve hot and cold snacks and drinks and if you want to treat yourself to an extra special journey, why not book a seat in our First Class carriage?
Does Newcastle have step-free access?
The whole of Newcastle’s Central Station is fully accessible to people with mobility needs. Assistance is also available for those who require specialist assistance to and from the platforms.
How far is the city centre?
The station is found in the heart of the city on Neville Street, making it fast and easy to get from your train right into the action.
Does the station have family areas?
If you are visiting the station with children, you may want to take advantage of the family-friendly facilities and amenities. There are baby changing areas, seating areas, a First Class lounge, waiting rooms and refreshment facilities as well as a selection of shops to help keep your little ones entertained.
For further information about Newcastle Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Buses, Trains & Taxis
After arriving at Newcastle Central Station, passengers can continue their journey using a variety of onward transportation choices. The metro trains that take you into the centre of the city, as well as the outskirts, are found below the main train station. A large selection of bus services can be picked up directly outside the main entrance on Neville Street. Newcastle is part of the PlusBus scheme that allows visitors to enjoy discounts on bus tickets when purchased with a train ticket. A taxi rank can also be found close to the Metro entrance for visitors who prefer to take a taxi into the city.
Shopping in Newcastle
Newcastle is famous for its shopping centres, including intu Eldon Square and the intu Metrocentre. Grainger Town is home to boutique shops and stalls and Central Arcade boasts dessigner names like Vivienne Westwood, Reiss, Jigsaw and Kurt Geiger.
Culture in Newcastle
Cultural attractions in Newcastle span a variety of offerings, from the theatre and a multitude of nightlife options to its libraries, art galleries and museums. The city also plays host to numerous festivals and fairs and Chinatown is the place to go if you want to experience the colourful celebrations of the Chinese New Year in all its glory. The diverse music scene is another attraction for visitors to Newcastle. The city boasts strong ties to many sports, with Newcastle United Football Club being one of the most prominent.
Spending time in Newcastle?
Before you jump on a train from Edinburgh to Newcastle, check out our handy Guide to Newcastle so you can plan the perfect journey.
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